FC Juarez Tops Pachuca 1-0 For First Road Win Of Season
A season of firsts continued for Bravos de FC Juarez as they picked up their first victory on the road Saturday night when they defeated Pachuca by the score of 1-0. As a result, the Bravos obtained their 4th victory of the this 2019 apertura season.
For 90 minutes FC Juarez fans saw their team execute and play with purpose. The Bravos were looking for the win and the 3 points that come with it and did not try to play for the tie on the road. The first half was evenly disputed with the Bravos creating a handful of scoring opportunities, still the score at halftime would be 0-0.
The lone goal of the match would come in the 47th minute when midfielder Mauro Fernandez would receive a ball on the right flank as he was running in on the attack. Without hesitation Fernandez took a right footed strike as he approached the ball and it would find the back of the net.
In a bit of a surprising move, head coach Gabriel Caballero would not make defensive oriented substitutions as he decided to continue to to apply the offensive pressure on the home team despite taking the lead. The strategy would almost pay off as in the 90th minute Diego Rolan would score for the Bravos, but would the goal would be overturned in instant replay.
The win gives the Bravos 14 points on the season moving them up to 15th place in the general standings table, 5 points out of the playoff zone and ahead of teams like Toluca and Chivas de Guadalajara. Speaking of Chivas, the most popular team in Mexico will make its way to the Borderland next weekend as they will play the Bravos in week 15 of the regular season at Benito Juarez Olympic Stadium. The match is scheduled to kickoff at 6pm MST.